Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy was brutally hacked to death with machetes last year. His widow, Rafida Ahmed, spoke with DW during the Bangladesh Alternative Book Fair in The Hague, where many exiled bloggers are in attendance.
Blogger Arnab Goswami's articles and views in support of atheism have put his life in danger and forced him to flee his home country Bangladesh. The writer now lives in Germany, but faces an uncertain future.
Even a year after the murder of US-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, the killers remain at large. Since then, three more bloggers and a publisher have suffered the same fate and many others have fled the country.
The first anniversary of the murder of blogger Avijit Roy at the Dhaka Book Fair at the hands of Islamist extremists falls on February 26. Roy was a courageous man whose memory we should cherish, says DW’s Grahame Lucas.
Bangladeshi bloggers and activists have demanded justice for Nazimuddin Samad, a secular campaigner killed on Wednesday. A fellow activist believes the government must take proper steps to rein in religious extremism.
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